Fieldwork Education are delighted to have published 8 new units for the IPC. These will further enrich our current content for schools globally including those following the English National Curriculum.
The new units are:
Bienvenue en France
Earth as an Island
Tour du Monde
The Story of English
The Space Scientists unit completes our science offering – in keeping with the 3 week long science focused units. By including all of the 3 week long science units in route plans, the English National curriculum objectives for science will be covered. You can read more about this new unit here. The remaining 7 new units have been created to teach a range of subjects through new themes.
Bienvenue en France (Milepost 2) and Tour du Monde (Milepost 3) are our first World Languages units and have been written with our newly created World Languages Learning Goals. They have been written as 6 week IPC units with additional guidance on how you can continue using the language knowledge and skills throughout the remainder of the milepost. The World Languages Learning Goals have been created under 5 areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness. You can read more about our approach to World languages from our Head of IPC, Anna Vaughan, here.
The 3 islands units are designed to build on each other, though they can be used as standalone units, schools may like to consider have Milepost 1 2 and 3 all learning about islands at the same time. These units will help cover all of the geography objectives in the English National Curriculum, within each of the sub-categories of locational knowledge, place knowledge, human & physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. You can read more about the island units in a second blog by Anna here.
The National Curriculum objectives in history relating to the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons are covered in a new unit which takes a chronological perspective to tell the story of the history of the English – including the history of the English language. The Vikings and Anglo-Saxons are included in this alongside other key moments in history that have influenced the language. Anna discusses this with the writer of the new unit in blog post here.
All Aboard is a new History unit that will develop a chronological understanding of the key developments in the history of the railway and the corresponding effects it had on the wider society, both in Britain and abroad. This unit tracks the invention of the railway in Britain and shows how it spread around the world.
For those schools following English National Curriculum 2014 this unit will support the following objective: a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
Read more about this unit with the writer in the blog post here.
As with all IPC units, these 8 units also include other subjects such as art, music, PE, technology and International.